Archives for tag: Theological Education

How To Stay Christian in Seminary

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Satan is alive and well. One of the ways the enemy wreaks havoc in seminaries and Christian colleges is by causing young men and women to grow personally numb to the spiritual truths they are studying in their classes. We’ve all met seminary graduates who felt like they had to … Read More »

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A Prayer for a New School Year

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This week marks the beginning of the 2013-2014 academic year at Southeastern Seminary. The Lord has blessed us with a fresh crop of new students and several wonderful new faculty colleagues such as Stephen Eccher (church history), Chuck Quarles (New Testament), and Walter Strickland (systematic theology). We are all excited … Read More »

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Some Reflections on the Seminary, the Church, and the Academy

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Should the theological school be considered an “academic” enterprise? Or is it a “churchly” endeavor? Yes and yes. Or, so says Richard Mouw in his recent monograph, The Challenges of Cultural Discipleship. In the next-to-last chapter, “The Seminary, the Church, and the Academy,” Mouw argues that the theological school is … Read More »

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Five Reasons Why Christian Ministry Majors Still Need Seminary

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The following post was written by John Hammett. Dr. Hammett serves as Associate Dean of Theological Studies and Professor of Systematic Theology at Southeastern Seminary. This post is adapted from a recent talk that he gave to undergraduates in the Religion Department at Charleston Southern University. While at Charleston Southern, … Read More »

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Andrew Fuller on Theological Education

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I love teaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. I’ve wanted to serve on a faculty in an institution like this one since I was a senior in college. As a full-time professor, I love theological seminaries, divinity schools, and Christian Studies departments at colleges and universities. But as a Baptist, … Read More »

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On the Importance of Creatively Unoriginal Theology

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This semester at Southeastern Seminary, I’m teaching an elective course on the theology of Andrew Fuller. I’ve been excited about this class for a long time. If you spend much time around me, you know that one of my burning desires is to help train a generation of pastor-theologians and … Read More »

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Briefly Noted: Daniel Aleshire on the Future of Theological Education

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Theological Education is a journal of consequence in religious higher education, and its recent issue on “The Future of Theological Education” is particularly interesting. In today’s “Briefly Noted,” I will (not so briefly) note the significant points Daniel Aleshire makes in his article, “The Future has Arrived: Changing Theological Education … Read More »

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Cheating and Seminary: An Open Letter to Students

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Cheating and Seminary: An Open Letter to Students By Andrew Spencer Administrator’s note: SEBTS student Andrew Spencer was recently moved by an article he read that referenced seminary students and cheating. He was led to write the following open letter for the SEBTS student community and others who may be … Read More »

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Ideas Have Consequences: The Place of the Liberal Arts within a Theological Education, Part 1

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Our guest author for this article is Ed Gravely, who serves as Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies and the History of Ideas at Southeastern Seminary. His teaching responsibilities include courses in New Testament at both the graduate and undergraduate level and courses in the History of Ideas for undergraduate students … Read More »

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A Theologically-Driven Missiology (Pt. 9: Church & Missiological Issues)

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A Theologically-Driven Missiology (Pt. 9: Church & Missiological Issues) Note: This series of posts deals with the relationship between doctrine and practice in general, and between theology and missiology in particular. It argues that sound theology should provide the starting point, trajectory, and parameters for missiological practice. It seeks a … Read More »

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